Newcrest Orange Challenge

Tips and training

Preparing for your ride


Training rides

Our Newcrest Orange Challenge ambassadors don’t only ride on event day, they also put in time and effort during their training to help keep your preparation on track.

Whether you’re looking for a riding buddy or just need to dust off the winter cobwebs, they’re the perfect opportunity to get your legs ride ready.

Stay tuned, our 2021 training rides kick off in June. Be sure to follow the Bicycle Network strava club so you’re the first to hear when new ride dates are released.


Get ready for your ride!

Five week training plans

Our friends at Karmea have helped create Newcrest Orange Challenge training plans for all three ride distances to support you on your riding journey. The five week training plans kick off on Monday 9 August 2021 to help dial in your preparation in the lead up to the event.

There is no better way to achieve something amazing than by smashing what you thought wasn’t possible – now is your chance to set your goal and start training.

70km training plan

Newcrest Orange Challenge 70km ride
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100km training plan

Newcrest Orange Challenge 70km ride
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170km training plan

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Women's Community

Event Day

Riders can ride with the support and encouragement of our Women’s Community ambassadors along the 70km and 170km ride options. Please assemble at the meeting spot and roll out with our female ambassadors at a steady and comfortable pace throughout the event. Our Women’s Community leaders will be identified with a purple bib on the back of their jersey.

Meet: Sunday 12 September, 6:45am | Purple Women’s Community Flag

For more information on our Women’s Community and how to get involved please contact us.

Social Ride

Join our Women’s Community in warming up the legs with a 20km spin and coffee with our female members of Team Bicycle Network.

When: Saturday 11 September, 1pm
Where: Robertson Park departure

Q&A session

Ask any burnings questions and get some hot tips for event day.

When: Saturday 11 September, 2:30pm
Where: Groundstone Café, opposite Robertson Park

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Special thanks to Winners

Event nutrition

Winners - Orange Challenge Nutrtion
Newcrest Orange Challenge – Winners nutrition

Winners Sports Nutrition are proud to be the Official Energy Bar & Gel of Orange Challenge 2021. Winners energy products have been developed specifically for cyclists and are used and recommended by cycling champion Cadel Evans.

Winners 10% discount offer

Winners are offering a 10% discount on for all riders participating in Orange Challenge 2021.

Use coupon code: Orange21

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